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Tira Shubart

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"Taking the Flak"   A comedy, about news, made like news

Originator, Co-writer and Co-Producer

"Taking the Flak" is a black comedy which covers the entire progress of a small African war through the eyes of the journalists who are sending the nightly reports back for broadcast news. The seven part series was filmed in Tanzania & Kenya and broadcast on BBC 2 in 2009 to critical acclaim. 'Flak' was broadcast in a dozen countries.

Attaining cult status in the news world and beyond, 'Flak' is reportedly screened to journalism students to prepare them for life in the field…


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